Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat, ‘Low Bowl ’, 1900, Jason Jacques Gallery
Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat, ‘Low Bowl ’, 1900, Jason Jacques Gallery

This vase takes the shape of a short and wide cylinder, but one modeled and warped to create a more organic appearance. An uneven rim echoes the distorted quality of the body, even coming to a point in one place. The small piece has been glazed with a green-tinged white, overlaid with mottled red and black. On the flat top of the piece next to the rim, small spots of blue can be seen mingling with the red. Mark: Inscribed Dalpayrat

About Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat

Adrien Dalpayrat began his career as a faïence painter, working at six manufactories between 1867 and 1888 before settling near Paris in 1889. There he devoted himself to stoneware, a material then held in high esteem by French art potters. Working alone and with collaborators, Dalpayrat produced a vast range of shapes and decorations. He was so well known for his oxblood flambé pottery that the term "Dalpayrat red" was coined to designate his distinctive glaze. Perfected in 1892, it is dappled or veined with greens, blues and yellows, and appears on pieces in the form of gourds, fruits, and shapes derived from Japanese bottles. [Source: Jason Jacques]

French, 1844-1910